|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will discuss how urban landscapes are managed. Students will study policy, planning and process issues; landscape and park typology and classification, community consultation; structures, systems, classifications and contractual relationships in urban landscapes; landscape documentation, project planning and implementation; management of urban vegetation; sustainability concepts and benchmarks and case-studies/examples of urban landscape management practice. Guest industry speakers will provide real world examples and experiences relevant to urban landscape management
Intended learning outcomes
- Describe policy, planning, budgets and resource issues in urban landscape management;
- Identify urban park and public landscape types and classifications;
- Outline processes and provide examples of community consultation in landscape decision making;
- Examine management structures, systems, employment and reporting in urban landscapes;
- Evaluate and analyse the design and function of an urban park;
- Explain the management of urban vegetation;
- Discuss and apply the principles of sustainability concepts and benchmarks in urban landscape management.
- Source, interpret and apply written information from a range of resources to describe issues pertinent to urban landscape management;
- Use scientific and technical literature to discuss and evaluate issues in urban landscape management;
- Develop investigative and analytical skills through study of urban park planning and design case studies;
- Integrate urban landscape management theories with practical issues of planning and implementation;
- Develop a practical understanding of the role of urban landscape managers through interaction with industry and employers;
- Demonstrate effective team work and presentation skills;
- Critically evaluate landscape management through a relevant case study.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
An understanding of landscape plants, urban ecology and vegetation systems in an urban planning and design context.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
This course requires all students to actively and safely participate in field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Critical thinking and assessment task (paper review) (equivalent to 500 words), due 1 week post workshop - 15%;
- Landscape Management case study (equivalent to 2000 words), due 5 weeks post-workshop - 40%;
- Landscape Management case study group presentation (10 minutes duration) during workshop - 15%;
- Urban Park study (equivalent to 1500 words), due 3 weeks post workshop - 30%.
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Claire Farrell Mode of delivery On Campus — Burnley Contact hours 42 Teaching period 1 July 2018 to 6 July 2018 Last self-enrol date 2 July 2018 Census date 13 July 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 July 2018 Assessment period ends 13 August 2018
July contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
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This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.